Popular Sky comedy AXED after just three series as stars claim they are ‘too busy’ to film for show
SKY’s police comedy Code 404 has been axed after just three series as stars Danny Mays and Stephen Graham claim they are too busy to continue filming for the show.
The beloved cop show follows Danny’s semi-robotic detective, John Major, who was brought back to life with the help of AI after being killed in action.
Although the show was a hit, Danny revealed the reasons behind the show’s cancellation.
In an interview with The sunDanny revealed: ‘We’re good friends, Stephen and I, but it would be virtually impossible to get us in the same room together again due to work commitments.’
And confirmed that the show probably won’t be coming back anytime soon.
Axed: SKY’S police comedy Code 404 has been axed after just three series as stars Danny Mays and Stephen Graham claim they are too busy to continue filming for the show
“We were lucky enough to get three seasons of Code 404 and had a lot of fun with it, but it’s almost certainly not coming back.” He concluded
The police comedy show first aired in 2020 during lockdown, and the series achieved huge viewing figures, making it Sky’s most-watched comedy in almost a decade.
After the second series was released, Danny said lockdown was the best time to air the show.
He said: “I think it was a perfect time to release it.
‘You know, we were in lockdown. And I think for me Code 404 represents a pure kind of unadulterated entertainment.
“You know, it’s slapstick funny, it’s got a lot of drama – and there’s even more stunts and gadgets this time.” He concluded
Danny is currently starring as one of Peter Sutcliffe’s victims in ITV1’s Long Shadow, which starts the following Monday.
Meanwhile, Stephen will star in Netflix’s ambitious crime drama Bodies, out on October 19.
Reveal: In an interview with The Sun, Danny revealed: ‘We’re good friends, Stephen and I, but it would be virtually impossible to get us in the same room together again due to work commitments.’
The end of the show comes after scenes were filmed across the district last year for the eight-part series Bodies, which stars much-loved actor Stephen.
During the series, Stephen will join The Queen’s Gambit, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Unorthodox’s Shira Haas and The Responder’s Amaka Okafor.
Based on a critically acclaimed graphic novel, Bodies tells the story of four detectives trying to solve a murder in different time periods.
And together the four go in search of a conspiracy theory that spans more than 150 years.